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Clipping Cattle for Housing

Backing up what Amy discussed earlier, Rach Cooper gives us an insight into the benefits of clipping cattle for housing and how the VetTechs can help. We all know that British winters can be unusually warm and unpredictable making a lot of housed cattle uncomfortable. Here we discuss the benefits [...]

By | 2018-12-11T14:12:40+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Youngstock|0 Comments

Pediculosis – Get That Itch!

Now we are entering the depths of winter, most herds have brought their cattle in, and with this comes the risk of lice infestation, also known as ‘Pediculosis’. Lice populations exist in low numbers amongst healthy cattle but certain risk factors can allow the population to increase rapidly. This includes [...]

By | 2018-12-11T14:03:28+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Youngstock|0 Comments

Frustrating Fluke

We’re into the problem period for Fluke in sheep - late Autumn to Winter, and due to its financial implications including body condition deterioration and death, it’s a disease most sheep producers are tuned in to. However, it’s now commonly suspected that resistance is building against the most effective treatment. [...]

By | 2018-12-11T13:02:42+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments

Mycobacterium Avium Paratuberculosis – Johne’s

...also known as MAP, the bacteria which causes Johne’s Disease. This small bacterium was first described in the late 19th century. Initially it was believed cattle were the sole hosts but we now know MAP infects a range of other species including sheep and goats. Many of you will be [...]

By | 2018-12-11T12:50:34+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Beef, Dairy, Infectious Disease|0 Comments

Colostrum Measurement – VetTech Tails

Providing the best start in life for your calves starts with colostrum, with 35% of calves failing to suckle sufficient amounts of colostrum when left to their own devices. Steph Cowgill from our Lancashire VetTech team gives us some management tips to make sure your calves receive the good stuff… [...]

By | 2018-11-13T11:46:51+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Youngstock|0 Comments

Cattle Health Schemes

With herd health increasingly becoming a consumer-led issue and more public awareness of farming methods there is mounting pressure to reduce antibiotic use and improve the health and welfare of livestock. Improved methods of disease control are becoming more important and increasingly farmers only want to buy cattle from [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:36:09+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Beef, Dairy|0 Comments

Ram Fertility

Andrew Henderson talks us through the first meeting of the Peaks Beef & Sheep Discussion Group at LLM Bakewell on the 11th September. It was great to get our first on farm meeting as LLM Derbyshire underway. The meeting was held at my farm, where I provided four rams [...]

By | 2018-10-04T16:37:57+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Sheep|0 Comments
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